As of July 2022, Chris Zylka has a net worth of $5 million. Professional since 2008, Chris Zylka, an American model turned actor has gathered a hefty fortune with his successful career. He is famous for the role of Tom Garvey in HBO's The Leftovers.
With his acting career spanning over a decade, the Ohio native appeared in many famous movies like Piranha DD, The Amazing Spider-Man and Kaboom and has worked with actors like Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Stan Lee to name a few.
Apart from acting, Zylka also became focus of limelight for his relationship with American actress and entrepreneur Paris Hilton (owns $300 million net worth), however, have parted their ways meanwhile.
As of July 2022, the American actor Zylka has an estimated net worth of $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He mainly earns from his professional career through acting, while his early modeling career proved an assist to acting base.
Chris Zylka, in his early career, worked as a model and a posed for several magazines, including Wonderland, Glamoholic and Bello.
Later, his acting career kicked-off in 2008 with guest appearance on an American teen drama series 90210. It followed his cast as the recurring role in Everybody Hates Chris (2008).
Eventually, he appeared on Hannah Montana, Cougar Town and Zeke and Luther. Moreover, he performed in 10 Things I Hate About You.
Well, Chris Zylka's most famous TV appearance is the portrayal Tom Garvey in supernatural mystery drama The Leftovers (2014-2017) alongside Christopher Eccleston, Amy Brenneman and Justin Theroux.
While Zylka's movie appearances include The People I’ve Slept With, My Super Psycho Sweet 16 1 & 2, Kaboom and in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).
Here, we have listed the rise and fall in his net worth and earnings from the year 2008 to 2018.
1. Notable Events: Salary from Everybody Hates Chris per season ($1,200,000)
2. Earnings: $1.2 million
1. Notable Events: Salary from 10 Things I Hate About You ($1.6 million), Salary from Zeke and Luther
2. Earnings: $2 million
1. Notable Events: Salary from Teen Spirit, Shark Night 3D and Kaboom ($2.2 million)
1. Notable Events: Box office collection of the movie The Amazing Spider-Man
2. Earnings: $757.9 million
1. Notable Events: Salary from movie Bloodline and TV series Twisted
2. Earnings: $2.2 million
1. Notable Events: Salary from TV series The Leftovers ($2,100,000) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2
1. Notable Events: Income from modeling in Page Six ($2 million), Salary from the movie The Death and Life of John F. Donovan ($4.5 million)
2. Expenses: Diamond Engagement ring to Ex-fiancée Paris Hilton worth $2 million
3. Earnings: $3.5 million
Although, he is one of the richest actors of the generation, life was not always fortunate for him. He moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19, to pursue acting and was even homeless for six months and lived in his car in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven in Burbank. He described the moment, stating:
"For about six months I lived in a ‘94 Ford Probe behind a 7-11 parking lot. I wound up leaving it in the lot because it wouldn’t start anymore, and it just kind of became my home. I think that’s where my naivety helped or I was just being stupid! I had this adolescent mind telling me everything was going to be okay, and it was. I’ve been very fortunate."
Zylka started working at restaurants, and his life changed for good when he was discovered by manager and acting coach.
Moreover, Chris Zylka earns a hefty money from his lucrative endorsement deals and promotional ads of popular brands. A source disclosed that from the endorsements he earns more than $1 million dollars.
In his more than a decade career, he has been ranked number ninety on the list of Buddy TV’s list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".
With the net worth of $5 million, the American Actor is living a lavish life in his home town Warren, Ohio the United States. Moreover, he owns a lavish apartment in New York worth $1 million.
Other than the luxurious house, he also owns various classic muscle cars including Ferrari ($301,000), Lamborghini ($274,390) and other sporty cars.
He gifted his ex-girlfriend Paris Hilton a 20-carat ring worth $4 million.
One of the outlets reported that the actor raised the funds to pay for the ring by selling his valuable and lucrative artistic pieces from his collections.
A revealer site disclosed that Chris has a lifetime health insurance and has insured his precious sporty muscle cars.
Chris Zylka was born Christopher Michael Settlemire on 9 May 1985 in Warren, Ohio, the USA. Raised by his single mother, Chris never met his biological father and took maiden name of his mother 'Zylka."
He holds American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity.
His maternal grandfather was the son of immigrants of Ukrainian and Polish descent and maternal grandmother was to a family of Slovak and Ruthenian-Rusyn ancestry.
Chris Zylka graduated from Howland High School, and later on, attended Art at the University of Toledo for two years. He, however, dropped out of college to take care of his ill grandfather.
My grandfather is from Ukraine, and when I was caring for him he turned me on to Stanislavski, Chekhov, and all these amazing Russian artists. I was completely blown away.
The American born actor Zylka has a height of 6 ft. 1 inch (185 cm) and weighs 80 Kg (176 lbs).
As of July 2022, Chris Zylka is 37 years old.
Meanwhile, The Leftovers actor is not dating, but once was in highlighted relationship.
Well, he is never married, but was engaged twice before he broke-up.
Firstly, Chris Zylka was in relationship with Hanna Beth Merjos, a TV actor. She is a DVF brand ambassador and model. The duo announced their engagment in April 2014, but called it off by early 2015.
After that, he started dating heiress and television personality Paris Hilton and got engaged in January 2018. As per the reports, he proposed her with an expensive US$2 million ring while vacationing in Aspen.
However, his second engagement was also short lived as they broke up in November 2018.
The American actor also had failed relationships with Lucy Hale (2012) and Phoebe Tonkin (2013).
In contrary to the belief that Chris bought $2 million ring for his engagement with Paris, Paris claims that the 20-carat diamond he got for her was for free.
In her confrontation with the media at the Los Angeles International Airport, the actress claimed that the diamond was hers.
While in relationship with Paris Hilton, Chris Zylka had a tattoo "PARIS" in his left forearm, shared via Instagram in July 2017.
However, after their break-up, it seems Zylka has moved on as he covered up the tattoo with a new gorilla tattoo.
In August 2019, the actor photographed off-sleeves featuring his new tattoo.
Sources report that Zylka's tattoo took around 6 hours to complete, with an estimated cost of $1,300.
Also, the actor has many tattoos on his body including the one that says "Mom" in a heart and also "an angel gone bad."